|DO YOU KNOW THIS FEELING OF STRESS?|
Fibromyalgia often occurs together with other conditions including hypothyroidism, endometriosis, irritable bowel syndrome and Lyme disease. Obviously any chronic illness causes stress.
Stress is thought to play a significant role in the development of Fibromyalgia. Apparently there is a high connection (approximately 42%) between the development of Fibro and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Stress is often described as a feeling of being overwhelmed, worried or run-down. By definition, stress is any uncomfortable “emotional experience accompanied by predictable biochemical, physiological and behavioral changes.”mental, emotional, or physical strain or tension.
The strange thing is that Fibromyalgia then impacts on a persons mental and physical health, but it is unclear what exactly defines stress and whether or not stress is a cause, an effect, or the process connecting the two.
Remember your SELF: Sleep, Exercise, Leisure (something fun), and Food. I found this little suggestion at The Story on Stress
SOURCES: KidsHealth Seeking Alpha